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Dave Lifton

Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
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40 Years Ago: Ray Davies Temporarily Quit the Kinks

The early '70s took their toll on quite a number of rock's biggest acts. The combination of artistic ambition, family life, the demands of stardom, increasing drug use and aging in a medium originally designed to celebrate youth resulted in many artists rethinking their career choice. For Ray Davies, all of these issues came to a head in July 1973, when he announced onstage that he was quitting the Kinks.

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Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones Top 2013 Concert Earners List

In addition to barbecues, vacations and oppressive humidity, July always brings with it a spell of best-of-the-year-so-far lists. The newest one of interest to classic rock fans reveals that Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones have taken win, place and show in the list of the Top Grossing Concert Acts for the first half of 2013.

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Sting to Perform New Album at NYC Benefit Concerts

Those hoping to hear Sting perform songs from his upcoming album 'The Last Ship' onstage will have to be pretty lucky. The singer has announced that the only concerts he'll perform in support of the album will be a series of 10 dates at New York City's tiny Public Theater, which will double as a benefit for the venue.

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35 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Releases ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’

After two acclaimed but commercially under-appreciated albums, Bruce Springsteen finally got the mainstream success he wanted with 1975's 'Born to Run.' However, he learned about the darker side of his dreams when it came time to record the follow-up, 'Darkness on the Edge of Town,' which was released on June 2, 1978.

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35 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Launches ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ Tour

When the 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' tour kicked off at Shea Hall in Buffalo, N.Y. on May 23, 1978, Bruce Springsteen was looking to restart his career after nearly three years on the sidelines. By the time it ended seven months later, he had cemented his reputation as one of the most electrifying performers in the entirety of rock music.

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